Riccardo Scuotto, export managing director of warewasher manufacturer Krupps, is helping an appeal to raise funds for Adam Cattermole, MD of Derbyshire-based catering equipment repair firm Cattermole Group.
Tragically, Cattermole was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bowel cancer just last month and requires treatment not available on the NHS.
His wife Emma has created a GoFundMe page which details: “On August 16, 2019 our family’s life changed forever.
“Adam went into A&E with pain in his abdomen. He thought he had a hernia or appendicitis. It was something much worse. At just 36 years old Adam discovered he had stage four bowel cancer.
“Within days he had part of his bowel removed and a stoma fitted. We found out the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes and liver. This was devastating news for us and our young family.
“After surgery we met his oncologist who told us Adam had a particularly nasty form of bowel cancer. It is aggressive and not particularly responsive to chemotherapy. Only 12 to 15% of bowel cancers are this form.”
She continued: “The oncologist told us the drug she would recommend to keep him alive is no longer available on the NHS because it is too expensive.
“It costs £20,000 for just one round of treatment. One round is 3 months. At this point we don’t know how many rounds he will need, it will be at least 3-5 but heartbreakingly It could be as many as 22. Any funds we don’t use will go to charity.”
Therefore, Krupps’ Scuotto is helping the campaign, as in October he will be joining ‘Team Liquid’, sponsored by Krupps, to take part in the Barcolana 51, the world biggest sailing boat race.
Scuotto commented: “I would really appreciate any sponsor money to go to Adam Cattermole, for his treatment. Adam is a fantastic person and father of three gorgeous children and together with his wife is fighting one of the most aggressive cancers.
“With our support we will give him the possibility to have the best treatment that is not available with the simple NHS contribution. Thank you so much.”
To donate to the cause, click HERE.